Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Variants

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old April 25, 2011, 11:33   #1
Mikko Lehtinen
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,246
Mikko Lehtinen is on a distinguished road
Announce: FayAngband 1.0

Hello all,

I've reanimated an old favorite, EyAngband! Since I'm not Eytan Zweig, I'm calling this attempt FayAngband. I've chosen Fay as a prefix because faeries have a very important role in EyAngband.

I've had three major design goals:
  1. FayAngband should not reward slow playing. Instead, it should reward good tactics, and taking calculated risks.
  2. Make the gameplay faster. Remove unnecessary tedium.
  3. Characters should be different from each other. All character classes should have their distinct personality, and all stats should be important for all classes.

All the features I wanted are already in place, and I've been playtesting this for some months. So I'm brave enough to give version number 1.0.

A quick list of changes:
  • Radically different stairs
  • More pressure to dive
  • Mapping skill
  • Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma rebalanced
  • Perception governs trap detection, trap detection spells removed
  • Identify is less important
  • Critical hits are more interesting
  • Rebalanced character classes
  • Throwing fixed and rebalanced
  • Arcane spellcasters specialize in Fire or Frost

You can download the game here.

Read about the major new features here.

At the moment, there are only two executables, for 64-bit Linux and for DOS. The DOS-version should also work on Windows. Could some kind soul please help me build the Windows version? It should compile just like the latest version of EyAngband.

I've never before coded anything in C. Mostly I just copied and pasted stuff from other places. The code might be ugly in some places. But hey, it works!

Big thanks for all the Angband coders for making the code so readable and easy to understand. Most of all, thanks to Eytan Zweig. EyAngband is a wonderful variant, and easy to build on.

Mikko Lehtinen
www.mikkolehtinen.net in English / in Finnish
Mikko Lehtinen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25, 2011, 14:06   #2
takkaria
Veteran
 
takkaria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,947
Donated: $40
takkaria is on a distinguished road
Exciting, I'll have to give it a play and try to put together an OS X compile.
__________________
takkaria whispers something about options. -more-
takkaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25, 2011, 16:17   #3
fph
Knight
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pisa / DL0
Posts: 902
fph is on a distinguished road
Linux 32 bit (Ubuntu 10.04LTS) build
fph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25, 2011, 16:23   #4
Therem Harth
Knight
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 926
Therem Harth is on a distinguished road
This sounds awesome. I must try it!
Therem Harth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27, 2011, 03:31   #5
Nick
Vanilla maintainer
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 55
Posts: 8,397
Donated: $60
Nick will become famous soon enough
Excellent. I particularly like the fact the we now have FAngband, FAangband and FayAngband, and I eagerly await FaylAngband.
__________________
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27, 2011, 09:50   #6
Mikko Lehtinen
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,246
Mikko Lehtinen is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by fph View Post
Thank you! I added the 32-bit Linux version to the web site.

This works fine on Knoppix live-cd, which is essentially 32-bit Debian Squeeze.

Mikko
Mikko Lehtinen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27, 2011, 11:48   #7
SaThaRiel
Adept
 
SaThaRiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 173
SaThaRiel is on a distinguished road
Thanks a lot - i really like EyAngband which sadly is inactive since years.

ArchLinux build script for FayAngband 1.0 was just uploaded (i386/x86_64) Keep it running.
__________________
Proud candidate for the Angband Darwin Award!
SaThaRiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27, 2011, 15:41   #8
ewan
Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 108
ewan is on a distinguished road
Looking forward to an OS X build
ewan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27, 2011, 17:48   #9
Mikko Lehtinen
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,246
Mikko Lehtinen is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaThaRiel View Post
ArchLinux build script for FayAngband 1.0 was just uploaded (i386/x86_64) Keep it running.
Wow, cool! Fay is doing really well on the Linux front.
Mikko Lehtinen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 27, 2011, 19:36   #10
getter77
Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: GA, USA
Age: 35
Posts: 235
getter77 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to getter77 Send a message via MSN to getter77 Send a message via Yahoo to getter77
Always nice to see a meaty looking lively variant. Looking forward to an eventual solid Windows version and I encourage you to get a page going and keep it generally updated on Roguebasin the way DaJAngband has for the most part.
getter77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Announce DaJAngband 1.3.0 released will_asher Variants 6 April 13, 2011 11:11
Official announce of pyAngband Sirridan Development 26 December 17, 2010 18:27
Announce DaJAngband 1.1.2 released will_asher Variants 11 January 17, 2010 22:51
Gumband 2.3.1 Announce rdanhenry Variants 35 May 22, 2009 06:16
Announce: DaJAngband v1.0.03 will_asher Variants 4 February 6, 2008 20:23


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.